Y’all may be stunned to discover that I harbor geek-like tendencies. A shock, I know, especially considering how very cutting-edge hip I happen to be.
For instance, this whole 80s fashion resurgence? Already did it long before today’s teeny boppers. Like, twenty years ago. It is so played out. I know, I’m retro before it becomes retro.
(Stop snickering. I can totally hear you.)
Anywho. Because I don’t want any of y’all to think I’m so beyond the edge of the cutting that I leave you in the forward fashionable dust, allow me to present evidence of my geekish ways.
People’s Exhibit A: On Monday ValleyGirlRep and I took a little field trip to Staples for file cabinet shopping. We found one, ordered it and set it for delivery. And, lo and behold, it arrived today and I found it to be a thing of beauty. Because my desk space has been a mess for far too long and now, hopefully, I can organize. Whee!
People’s Exhibit B: Whilst at Staples we saw a label maker and decided it would be a good addition to the showroom. So we bought it. Today, after the file cabinet arrived, I busted the label maker out of its packaging and started playing with it. And thought, “Wow, this thing is fancy. And cool!” Why? (Yes, because I’m a geek. But that’s not the only reason.) Because it prints with fun little frames shaped like candy wrappers and wooden planks and a pointing finger and…
Uh, never mind.
People’s Exhibit C: A few weeks ago Boychik called me up. “Carol, what are you doing April 29th?”
“Taking myself to see opening night of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Why?”
“Well, JPL is having company night at Magic Mountain and I was wondering if you wanted to come. But if you have other plans…”
“Let’s see. Go to see Hitchhiker’s, which I can see any time over the following weeks, or hang out with a bunch of JPL science nerds at Magic Mountain. Hmmm, I think I’ll go with the nerds!”
So yeah, I’m doing that tomorrow night, which I’m sure will be tons of fun. Because even though I don’t limit myself to being attracted only to the unique charms of nerds, y’all know how much I like them. Who knows? There may even be some cute single ones.
Yeah. I’m a geek. A horny geek, perhaps, but still a geek…